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Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers

You're Invited!
Field Day

Thursday, May 28
7:00pm
Joe Wagner Farm
W8511 Glen Rd

Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers (SRPF) is hosting a Field Day on Thursday, May 28 at 7 PM.

Joe Wagner, president of SRPF, will share his experience with various practices on his home farm at W8511 Glen Rd, Glenbeulah. Field site is ¼ mile north of Glen Rd on Cherry Rd.

Topics include:
    » Checking corn emergence
    » Evaluating stand count
    » Visiting 3 planting sites with varied tillage practices
       o Planting green with rye
       o No till planting in soybeans
       o Conventional planting

Joe will share his experience with these conservation practices and more. The conservation practices he uses include 5,000 feet of grassed waterways, 18 acres of buffer along a ditch that flows into the Sheboygan Marsh, strip cropping, no-tilling soybeans and corn on highly erodible land, and no-tilling all winter wheat. These are practices Joe feels will ensure the land is better when we leave than when we got here.

There will be plenty of time for questions and conversation. We look forward to visiting with you!

Please RSVP srpfarmers17@gmail.com or call Joe at 920-838-1102


Take Our Survey!

Take the SRPF On Farm Conservation Practice Survey

SRPF is conducting a survey of members and interested farmers in the area to better understand what conservation practices are being done on the land. This survey will also help SRPF get a better sense of what metrics can be put in place to best capture desired conservation outcomes.

The survey is open to all farmers in the Sheboygan River Basin. Members must provide their full contact information. In all cases, information is strictly confidential and any summaries will be provided in aggregate.

If you have any questions while completing this survey, please email us at srpfarmers17@gmail.com. Thank you!

Click here to take the survey

Offline Version of Survey - PDF or Word


MISSION AND PURPOSE:

To test and explore farming strategies that lead to improved soil health, greater farming efficiency, sustain profitability and lessen the impact on the environment. 

Members of the alliance will share information gained through field trials with fellow farmers, thus increasing the sustainability of farming across the basin.

Lastly, the group strives to foster an understanding of the role of agriculture in the community.

GOALS:

• Member farmers will identify the most vulnerable fields that have potential to be improved with on farm conservation methods.

Measure soil health of fields that will act as test/demo sites.

Commit to several years of action on individual fields to better show a shift in soil health and crop sustainability.

• Hold an annual field day at several sites to exhibit improvements and techniques.

Work with the non-farming community to reach water quality goals and enhance the sense of community between rural and urban residents in the basin.

MEMBERS:

Will be individuals who are actively engaged in agriculture that have the ability to test out new best management practices on a portion of their owned or rented land.

Members will be eligible for financial assistance through the group to implement new practices.

Tracking and sharing the results of those experiments with other members, either at the meetings or during field days is highly encouraged.


Thank you to our sponsors!